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Neisseria meningitidis diplococcal bacteria

Aerobic gram-negative Neisseria meningitidis diplococcal bacteria (aerobic gram-negative, magnification 1150x). (Courtesy of Public Health Image Library, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; contributed by Dr. Douglas Lanska.)

Associated Disorders

  • asplenia
  • deficiency of a terminal complement component (C5-9)
  • deficiency of properdin